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Apr 7, 2019 Chauncey Gray
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As Heard At The El Morocco. Chauncey Gray (1904-1984), Piano. Recorded in 1951. Transfer from "The Hit Record" four record 10" 78 RPM set H102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Chauncey Gray, piano, 78
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Mar 28, 2019 Lena Horne
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Lena Horne Sings. Lena Horne (1917-2010), vocals. Issued in 1951 by MGM, this recording was released as a four record 10" 78 set, a 10" LP and a set of 45s. Transfer from the original 10" 78 set MGM 72 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Horne, MGM, 78
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Mar 19, 2019 Georges Bizet
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Carmen by Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Excerpts performed by the Metropolitan Opera and Chorus conducted by Georges S ébastian (1903-1989). Carmen - Ris ë Stevens (1913-2013), Don Jos é - Raoul Jobin (1906-1974), Mica ëla - Nadine Conner (1907-2003), Escamillo - Robert Weede (1903-1972). Recorded December 31, 1945 and January 14 & 15, 1946. Transfer from the original 5-record Columbia 78 rpm set MM-607 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Carmen, Bizet, Stevens, Sébastian, Jobin, Conner, Weede, Columbia, Opera, 78
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Mar 8, 2019 Rida Young & Chauncey Olcott
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Mother Machree. Lyrics by Rida J. Young and Chauncey Olcott. Music by Ernest Ball. Performed here by tenor William Robyn (1894-1996). Written in 1910, this song was for a show called "Barry of Ballymoore". It proved to be popular and was recorded many times over the years. Most recently, Tom Waits sang it in the Coen Brothers 2018 movie, "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs". Transfer from the original 1926 Cameo 2197 10" 78 by Bob Varney. This is an early electrical recording.
Topics: Mother, Machree, Robyn, Cameo, 78
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Mar 7, 2019 Meyer and Bryan
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Row, Row, Rosie by Meyer and Bryan. The Manhattan Dance Makers with vocals by Arthur Fields (1884-1953). Mr. Fields made the 1919 recording that popularized Irving Berlin's "Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning". Recorded in New York City on August 6, 1925. This is an acoustic recording. Transfer from the original Harmony 10" 78 # 140815 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Row Row Rosie, Meyer, Bryan, Dance Makers, Fields, Harmony, 78
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Mar 7, 2019 Isham Jones
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I'm Tired Of Everything But You by Isham Jones (1894-1956). The Harmony Dance Orchestra, which is a pseudonym for the William Conrad Polla's Orchestra. (William Conrad Polla 1876-1939) Recorded in New York City on August 10, 1925. This is an acoustic recording. Transfer from the original Harmony 10" 78 #140829 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tired of Everything, Jones, Harmony, Polla, acoustic, 78
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Mar 4, 2019 Jan Savitt & Al Stillman
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Now And Forever by Savitt and Stillman. (Adapted from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 - Path étique). Freddy Martin (1906-1983) and His Orchestra with vocal by Artie Wayne. This music was used in the Howard Hughes 1943 film "The Outlaw". Transfer from the original RCA Victor 10" 78 20-1829-A by Bob Varney.
Topics: Now and Forever, Savitt, Stillman, Martin, Wayne, 78, Outlaw
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Mar 4, 2019 Jack Fina
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Bumble Boogie by Jack Fina. Freddy Martin (1906-1983) and his Orchestra. Jack Fina (1913-1970), piano. Factoids: Freddy Martin was active in the music industry from 1930 on as a saxophonist and band leader. He was the music director for Elvis Presley's first Las Vegas appearance. Jack Fina was with Martin's band for about 10 years starting in 1938. Bumble Boogie was used in a segment of the Disney film Melody Time in 1948. Transfer from the the original RCA Victor 10" 78 20-1829-B by Bob...
Topics: Martin, Fina, Boogie, 78
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Mar 3, 2019 Freddie Slack
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Here You Are by Robin and Rainger. Freddie Slack (1910-1965) and His Orchestra. David Street (1917-1971) vocals. Recorded May 21, 1942. Transfer from the original Capitol 10" 78 number 102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Here You Are, Slack, Street, 78
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Mar 3, 2019 Freddie Slack
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Cow-Cow Boogie by Raye & DePaul. Freddie Slack (1910-1965) and His Orchestra. Ella Mae Morse (1924-1999) vocal. Recorded May 21, 1942. Released on July 1st, 1942, it shot to #1 on the Hit Parade by July 25th. Ms. Morse was only 17 when she made this recording. Ella Fitzgerald covered this with the Ink Spots in 1955. Transfer from the original Capital 10" 78 number 102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Cow-Cow Boogie, Slack, Morse, 78
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Feb 28, 2019 Hadda Brooks
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That's My Desire by Loveday & Kresa. Vocal by Hadda Brooks (1916-2002) with the Hadda Brooks Trio. Recorded in 1946. Ms. Brooks was a pianist, vocalist and composer. Active from around 1940 until 2000, she made many recordings and appeared in films with Humphrey Bogart and Kirk Douglas. Transfer from the original Modern Music 10" 78 147B by Bob Varney.
Topics: Brooks, Desire, Hadda, 78
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Feb 28, 2019 Hadda Brooks
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Humoresque Boogie by Hadda Brooks (1916-2002). The Hadda Brooks Trio. Recorded in 1946. Ms. Brooks was a pianist, vocalist and composer. Active from around 1940 until 2000, she made many recordings and appeared in films with Humphrey Bogart and Kirk Douglas. Transfer from the original Modern Music 10" 78 147A by Bob Varney.
Topics: Boogie, Humoresque, Brooks, Hadda, Modern Music, 78
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Feb 23, 2019 Jack Larue
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Jammin' The Boogie. Jack Larue and His Quartet. Raymond "Jack" Larue (1902-1985), piano; Belvis W. Arch, bass; Charles Cook, guitar and Robert Cifax, drums. Recorded in 1944 and released in 1946. Transfer from the Aladdin Jazz Series 10" 78 136B by Bob Varney.
Topics: Larue, Jammin', Boogie, Aladdin, 78
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Feb 23, 2019 Jack Larue
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Ringside Boogie. Jack Larue and His Quartet. Raymond "Jack" Larue (1902-1985), piano; Belvis W. Arch, bass; Charles Cook, guitar and Robert Cifax, drums. Recorded in 1944 and released in 1946. Transfer from the Aladdin Jazz Series 10" 78 136A by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ringside, Boogie, Larue, Aladdin, 78
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Jan 31, 2019 Joseph Haydn
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3 Notturni for the King of Naples by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). The Vienna Chamber Orchestra conducted by Franz Litschauer. Recorded in Vienna in 1951. Transfer from the original Haydn Society mono LP HSLP-1044 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Haydn, Vienna, Litschauer, Notturni
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Jan 30, 2019 Joseph Haydn
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Horn Trio in E Flat by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Franz Koch, horn; Walter Schneiderhan, violin; Nikolas Huebner, cello. Recorded in Vienna in 1951. Transfer from the original Haydn Society mono LP HSLP-1044 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Horn, Trio, Haydn
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Jan 29, 2019 Paul Dukas
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Symphony in C Major by Paul Dukas (1865-1935). L'Orchestre de l'Association des Concert Colonne conducted by George Sebastion (1903-1989). Recorded in France in 1952. Transfer from the original Urania Records mono LP URLP 7102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Dukas, Symphony, Sebastion
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Jan 28, 2019 Roy Harris
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Symphony No. 7 by Roy Harris (1898-1979). The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Recorded October 22, 1955. Transfer from the original mono Columbia LP ML 5095 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Symphony, Harris, Ormandy, Philadelphia
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Jan 28, 2019 Roy Harris
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Symphony 1933 by Roy Harris (1898-1979). The Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitsky. Recorded circa 1955. Mr. Koussevitsky conducted the premier performance of this work in 1934. Also, this was the first American symphony to be commercially recorded. Transfer from the original mono Columbia LP ML 5095 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Harris, Koussevitsky, symphony, 1933
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Jan 27, 2019 Bohuslav Martinu
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Bergerettes (Piano Trio) by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). Performed by the Foerster Trio: Ales Bilek, piano; Frantisek Pospisil, violin; Vaclav Jirovec, cello. Recorded at the Supraphon Studios in Prague in 1965. Transfer from the Supraphon mono LP SUA 10698 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bergerettes, Piano, Trio, Martinu, Foerster
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Jan 25, 2019 Bohuslav Martinu
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Piano trio No. 3 in C major by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). Performed by the Foerster Trio: Ales Bilek, piano; Frantisek Pospisil, violin; Vaclav Jirovec, cello. Recorded at the Supraphon Studios in Prague in 1965. Transfer from the Supraphon mono LP SUA 10698 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Trio, Martinu, Foerster, Supraphon
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Jan 23, 2019 Erik Satie
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Gymnopedie No.1 by Erik Satie (1866-1925) as orchestrated by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This recording dates from 1930 and was coupled with Bolero in RCA Victor's two-record set M-352. This transfer comes from the 1947 reissue of that same set as DM-352. Since this was a filler for side four, it wasn't even listed on the cover. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Satie, Gymnopedie, Debussy, Koussevitzky, BSO, 78
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Jan 23, 2019 Maurice Ravel
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Bolero by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This recording was made in 1930 and was one of the first four recordings of this work; all made in that year. The original issue was RCA Victor's two-record set M-352. This transfer comes from the 1947 reissue DM-352. (The side four filler was the same for both: Gymnopedie No.1 by Satie/Debussy.) Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ravel, Bolero, Koussevitzky, BSO, 78
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Jan 22, 2019 Johannes Brahms
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Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), violin and Gregor Piatigosrky (1903-1976), cello. The RCA Victor Orchestra conducted by Alfred Wallenstein (1898-1983). Recorded May 19-20, 1960 in Hollywood, California.. Transfer from the original RCA Victor Living Stereo (Soria Series) LP LDS-2513 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Brahms, violin, cello, Heifetz, Piatigorsky, Wallenstein
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Jan 21, 2019 Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 6 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia from March 31 thru April 3, 1981. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 2845 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Panocha
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Jan 21, 2019 Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 4 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia December 16-18, 1980. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 2845 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Panocha
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Jan 18, 2019 Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 2 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia November 26 & 27, 1982. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 3309 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: String, Quartet, Martinu, Panocha
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Jan 17, 2019 Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 3 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia November 26 & 27, 1982. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 3309 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: String, Quartet, Martinu, Panocha
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Jan 15, 2019 Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 7 by Bohusalv Martinu (1890-1959). The Vlach Quartet: Karel Vlach, Vaclav Snitil, Josef Kod'ousek, Viktor Moucka. Recorded in Prague circa 1962. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 50424 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Vlach
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Jan 15, 2019 Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 5 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Janacek Quartet: Jiri Travnicek, Adolf Sykora, Jiri Kratochvil, Karel Krafka. Recorded in Prague circa 1962. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 50424 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Janacek
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Jan 13, 2019 Niccolo Paganini
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Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7 by Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840). The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Anatole Fistoulari (1907-1995). Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999), violin. Recorded May 21 & 22, 1955 at studio #1 Abbey Road, London. Transfer from the original RCA Victor (HMV) mono LP LHMV-1015 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Paganini, Menuhin, Fistoulari, violin
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Jan 11, 2019 Henri Vieuxtemps
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Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31 by Henri Vieuxtemps (1820 - 1881). The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind (1913 - 1980). Yehudi Menuhin (1916 - 1999), violin. Recorded May 21 & 22, 1955 at Studio #1, Abbey Road, London. Transfer from the original RCA (HMV) mono LP LHMV-1015 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Vieuxtemps, Menuhin, Suskind, violin, concerto
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Jan 4, 2019 Bach - Mendelssohn
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Schweitzer Plays Bach & Mendelssohn. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), organ. This great humanitarian of the 20th century was also a gifted  Bach scholar and organist. From the 30's through the 50's, he recorded for Columbia and Phillips. This record (one of several in a series) dates from 1955 and was recorded at the Parish Church in Gunsbach, Alsace, France. Transfer from the original mono Columbia LP ML 4602 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Bach, Mendelssohn, Schweitzer, Columbia, organ
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Jan 3, 2019 JS Bach
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Albert Schweitzer Plays Bach - Volume I. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), organ. Along with all of Schweitzer's contributions to humanity in the 20th century, one can add his study and performances of Bach's organ music. Schweitzer recorded both 78s and LPs for Columbia and Philips from the 30's through the 50's. This record was one of several for Columbia beginning in 1955. Recorded at the Parish Church, Gunsbach, Alsace, France. Transfer from the original Columbia mono LP ML 4600 by Bob Varney....
Topics: Bach, Schweitzer, organ
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Dec 18, 2018 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Rimsky-Korsakov. The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Violin solo by Alexander Hilsberg. Recorded October 31 and November 1, 1947 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. If you listen closely to the last 25 seconds of the 4th movement, you can hear a dog bark. A microphone had been placed in an adjacent hallway to pick up more reverb from Mr. Hilsberg's violin and it also picked up the dog. Transfer from the original Columbia 78 rpm set MM- 772 by Bob...
Topics: Rimsky-Korsakov, Scherherazade, Philadelphia, Ormandy, 78
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Dec 9, 2018 Sergei Prokofiev
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Scythian Suite, Op. 20 (1915) by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). The Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Désiré Defauw (1885-1960). Defauw was principal conductor for the CSO from 1943-1947. Previously, he conducted the Montreal Symphony and during the mid-50's conducted the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra (Michigan). Prokofiev channels Stravinsky in this piece that was originally commissioned by Diaghilev for ballet. Diaghilev rejected it and Prokofiev arranged it as an orchestral suite....
Topics: Scythian, Prokofiev, Defauw, Chicago, 78
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Dec 3, 2018 Jacques Offenbach
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Gaîté Parisienne. The music of Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) as orchestrated by Manuel Rosenthal (1904-2003) for ballet. Arthur Fiedler (1894-1979) conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra. In the mid 1940's RCA Victor began to experiment with using vinyl for some 78 rpm issues. The records were a translucent red vinyl and were issued with premium pricing. These issues were some of the best 78 rpm records ever made. This recording went on to become the first RCA Victor 33 1/3 rpm LP issue in...
Topics: Offenbach, Rosenthal, Fiedler, Victor, 78
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Nov 27, 2018 Ignace Jan Paderewski
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Minuet in G, Op. 14, No. 1 by Ignace Jan Paderewski (1860-1941). Performed by the composer. This is an acoustic recording. The recording date was May 23, 1917. Transfer from the original Victrola 12" single sided 78  #74533 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Paderewski, Minuet, piano, acoustic, 78
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Nov 16, 2018 Wojciech Osmański
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Garland of Home Melodies by Wojciech Osmanski (1834-1908). A collection of  Polish folk music. Originally composed for piano, the work is performed here by the Polish National Orchestra during what must have been an American tour in 1925. Actually, this recording has some historical significance. It was recorded in Camden, NJ on May 4, 1925, only a few days after Stokowski made the first electrically recorded orchestral performance in the same Victor studios. Is it the second electrically...
Topics: Garland, Melodies, Osmanski, Polish, National, Victor, 78
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Nov 13, 2018 Johann Strauss
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Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss. Marek Weber (1888-1964) and His Orchestra. An acoustic recording. Recorded in Europe circa 1922. Mr. Weber went on to record frequently for many labels including Parlaphone, Electrola, Columbia and Victor. He left Germany in 1933 when the Nazis declared his music degenerate and settled in the united States. Transfer from the original Odeon 12" 78 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Danube, Waltz, Weber, Odeon, 78, acoustic
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Nov 10, 2018 George Olsen and His Music
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Fox Trots. George Olsen (1893-1971) and His Music. Olsen and his band recorded numerous times for Victor from 1924 until 1934 when he moved on to another label. Trivia: Olsen was a drum major in college at the University of Michigan. Also, a singer-saxophonist named Fred MacMurray was with the band in 1930. We know him better now for his film/TV career. This is an acoustic recording made at the time Victor was already switching over to the Westrix electrical recording system. Recorded October...
Topics: Olsen, Fox Trot, Victor, 78, acoustic
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Nov 9, 2018 Nathaniel Shilkret
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Two Fox Trots. The International Novelty Orchestra conducted by Nat Shilkret. This orchestra was an in-house band for Victor and churned out many recordings in the 20's and 30's. This is an acoustic recording made just as Victor was about to change over to the new Westrix electrical recording system. Probably among the last recordings of the acoustic era. Recorded October 14 and 24th, 1924 in New York City. Transfer from the original Victor 12" 78 35748-B by Bob Varney. 
Topics: International Noveltry Orchestra, Shilkret, Fox Trot, 78, acoustic
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Nov 7, 2018 Richard Crooks
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Berceuse from "Jocelyn" (opera by the French composer Benjamin Godard). Richard Crooks (1900-1972), tenor with orchestra. Translation from French by S.J.Reilly. Recorded March 31, 1933 in New York City. Transfer from the original Victor 12" 78 8421-B by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Berceuse, Jocelyn, Godard, Crooks, Reilly, 78
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Nov 3, 2018 Richard Crooks
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Le Reve - The Dream. From the opera Manon by Jules Massenet. Richard Crooks (1900-1972), tenor. Recorded May, 11, 1933 in New York City. Transfer by Bob Varney from the original 78: Victor 8421.
Topics: Crooks, Manon, Massenet, 78
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Oct 31, 2018 Paul Robeson
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A Paul Robeson Collection. Paul Robeson (1898-1976). These songs are taken from six Victor 10" 78s. The recordings date from 1935-1941. Tracks 1-4 come from Porgy and Bess. Hearing Summertime sung by a bass baritone puts a different spin on it. Transfers from the original 78s by Bob Varney. The photo of Mr. Robeson was taken by the famous photographer Yousuf Karsh in 1941. Tracks 1 & 2: Victor 26359 issued in November 1939. Tracks 3 & 4: Victor 26358 issued in November 1939. Tracks...
Topics: Robeson, 78
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Oct 11, 2018 Benjamin Britten
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The Prodigal Son. Music by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and libretto by William Plomer (1903-1973). Vocals by Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake and Robert Tear. This was the third of three Church Parables by Britten. That is, scaled down operas designed for performance in a church setting. Recorded in the UK in May 1969. Transfer from the original London stereo LP OSA 1164 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Britten, Plomer, Prodigal, opera
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Oct 6, 2018 Lionel Hampton
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Open House. Lionel Hampton (1908-2002) piano, vibes, drums and vocals. A compilation album of RCA studio recordings where Hampton brought in a variety of musicians for some free wheeling performances. The amount of talent heard on these tracks is mind boggling. For a complete rundown of everyone involved go to https://www.discogs.com/Lionel-Hampton-And-Orchestra-Open-House/release/2975469. For recordings dating from 1937-1940, the sound quality is very good. Transfer from the 1959 Camden mono...
Topics: Hampton, Open House, Jazz
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Sep 26, 2018 Ignacy Jan Paderewski
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Paderewski Plays Chopin. Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), piano. Recorded in the early 1920's, when Paderewski was about 60 years old, the sound quality is far beyond the acoustic recording techniques of the day. His performance was captured on an Aeolian Company "DUO-ART" reproducing piano. Unlike a basic "player piano", the DUO-ART was capable of a recording that duplicated the actual performance with all dynamics and nuances intact. This recording was made in the early...
Topics: Paderewski, piano, DUO-ART
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Sep 25, 2018 Percy Grainger
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Grainger Plays Grainger - Percy Grainger (1882-1961), piano. Recorded in the early 1920's, when Grainger was about 40 years old, the sound quality is far beyond the acoustic recording techniques of the day. His performance was captured on an Aeolian Company "DUO-ART" reproducing piano. Unlike a basic "player piano", the DUO-ART was capable of a recording that duplicated the actual performance with all dynamics and nuances intact. This recording was made in the early 1960's...
Topics: Grainger, piano, DUO-ART
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Sep 24, 2018 Erroll Garner
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Play It Again, Erroll! Erroll Garner (1923-1977), piano. Accompanying performers are not listed. This is a two-record compilation of studio recordings by Garner issued by Columbia in 1975. Transfer from the Columbia mono set PG 33424 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Garner, piano, jazz
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Sep 19, 2018 Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker
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Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert Vol. 1. Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) baritone saxophone and Chet Baker (1929-1988) trumpet. Other performers include: Ed Byrne, trombone; Bob James, piano & electric piano; Dave Samuels, vibraphone & percussion; John Scofield, guitar; Ron Carter, bass and Harvey Mason, drums. Recorded November 24, 1974 at Carnegie Hall, New York City. Released in 1975. The notes mention the album was also available on 8 track stereo tape. That must be...
Topics: Mulligan, Baker, jazz, saxophone, trumpet
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Sep 17, 2018 Erroll Garner
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Gone Garner Gonest - Erroll Garner (1923-1977), piano with bass and drums. A collection of studio recordings by this underappreciated pianist. Transfer from the original mono Columbia LP CL 617.
Topics: Garner, piano, jazz
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Sep 13, 2018 John Coltrane
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The Best of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years Vol. 2. John Coltrane (1926 - 1967), soprano and tenor saxophone. This compilation is made up of live and studio recordings made between 1961 and 1967. Musicians vary considerably track to track. For a detailed listing of artists, visit Discogs at https://www.discogs.com/John-Coltrane-The-Best-Of-John-Coltrane-His-Greatest-Years-Vol-2/release/863209. Transfer from the original stereo 1972 Impulse double LP AS-9223-2 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Coltrane, saxophone, jazz
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Aug 30, 2018 Marian Anderson
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A collection of recordings by Marian Anderson (1897-1993). Piano accompanist on tracks 1-9 is Kosti Vehanen (1887-1957). These recordings come from a collection of 10" 78s found at a local record store. They were not issued as a set; they represented someone's personal taste for this amazing artist. Mr. Vehanen was a Finnish pianist who not only recorded with Ms. Anderson, but performed with her in concerts. Note that there are four languages represented here: English, Finnish, German and...
Topics: Marion Anderson, Vehanen, spirituals, 78s
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Aug 16, 2018 Niccolo Paganini
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Sonata Opus Posthumous for Violin and Guitar by Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840). Marga Bauml, guitar and Walter Klasinc, violin. Paganini was as talented on the guitar as he was on the violin. He left us more than 150 compositions involving the guitar. Recorded in Germany in 1963 (?). Transfer from the MACE Records stereo LP SM 9025 by Bob Varney.
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Aug 16, 2018 Niccolo Paganini
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Sonata Concertata for Guitar and Violin, Op. 61 by Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840). Marga Bauml, guitar and Walter Klasinc, violin. Paganini was as talented on the guitar as he was on the violin. He left us more than 150 compositions involving the guitar. Recorded in Germany in 1963 (?). Transfer from the MACE Records stereo LP SM 9025 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Paganini, Guitar, Violin, Bauml, Klasinc
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Aug 14, 2018 Niccolo Paganini
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Grand Sonata for Guitar and Violin in A major, Op. 35 by Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840). Marga Bauml, guitar and Walter Klasinc, violin. Paganini was as talented on the guitar as he was on the violin. He left us more than 150 compositions involving the guitar. When he performed this work, he was on guitar and the violin was relegated to someone else. Recorded in Germany in 1963 (?). Transfer from the MACE Records stereo LP SM 9025 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Paganini, guitar, violin, Bauml, Klasinc
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Aug 11, 2018 Leos Janacek
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String Quartet No. 2 - Intimate Letters (1928) by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). Performed by the Smetana Quartet: Jiri Novak and Lubomir Kostecky, violins; Milan Skampa, viola; Antonin Kohout, cello. This appears to have been recorded in Stuttgart, Germany in June & July 1965. Transfer from the Parliament Records mono LP PLP 626 by Bob Varney.
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Aug 10, 2018 Leos Janacek
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String Quartet No. 1 (1923) by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). Performed by the Smetana Quartet: Jiri Novak and Lubomir Kostecky, violins; Milan Skampa, viola; Antonin Kohout, cello. This appears to have been recorded in Stuttgart, Germany in June & July 1965. Transfer from the Parliament Records mono LP PLP 626 by Bob Varney.
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Aug 5, 2018 Niccolo Paganini
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The 24 Caprices, Op. 1 by Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840). Itzhak Perlman (1945 - ), violin. This was recorded from a single LP which clocked in at 1:12:12. Unusually long for an LP but it's far from the longest. A French label (Trimicron) once issued all six Brandenburg Concertos on a single LP playing for 1:54:45. You can look it up. Transfer from the original 1972 Angel stereo LP S-36860 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Paganini, Perlman, violin
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Jul 27, 2018 Dorsey Brothers
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Their Shining Hour. The Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra. Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956) and Jimmy Dorsey (1904-1957). This studio recording was the last one the band made before the 1935 breakup. A partial list of band members includes George Throw, Roc Hillman, Don Matteson, Bobby Van Epps and Glenn Miller. Vocalists were Kay Weber and Bob Crosby. Miller composed track 10, Dese, Dem and Dose. Transfer from the original 1957 Design Records Collectors Series mono LP DLP 20 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Jazz, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Bob Crosby, Glenn Miller
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Jul 24, 2018 Olivier Messiaen
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Catalogue d'oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992). Jocy de Oliveira-Carvalho (1936), piano. Composed between 1956 and 1958, it was first recorded by Messiaen's second wife, Yvonne Loriod (1924-2010). This Vox recording from 1972 appears to be the second complete recording. Vox departed from their usual format of three records per box set and spread this recording over four records to allow for a greater dynamic range. Transfer from the original stereo Vox Box set SVBX 5464 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Catalogue d'oiseaux, Messiaen, Carvalho, Vox
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May 24, 2018 Leonard Bernstein & Dave Brubeck
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Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein. Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and The Dave Brubeck Quartet with Dave Brubeck - piano, Paul Desmond - sax, Eugene Wright - Bass and Joe Morello - drums. Bernstein and the NYP perform Howard Brubeck's Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra. The Dave Brubeck Quartet performs works from West Side Story and Wonderful Town by Leonard Bernstein. Recorded in New York City January and February 1960. Dialogues was recorded in...
Topics: Brubeck, Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Dsmond, jazz
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Mar 7, 2018 Franz Schubert
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Symphony No. 8 - Unfinished by Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828). Bruno Walter (1876 - 1962) conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded March 2, 1947 in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia. Transfer from the original Columbia Masterworks 78 set MM-699 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Schubert, symphony, unfinished. Walter, Philadelphia, 78
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Jan 25, 2018 Modest Mussorgsky
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Pictures At An Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881). Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989), piano. (Edited by Mr. Horowitz.) Recorded in Carnegie Hall, NYC on April 23, 1951, but not released until 1959. (A 1947 recording by Mr. Horowitz is also available in the Archive.) Transfer from the original RCA Red Seal mono LP LM-2357 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Mussorgsky, Horowitz, Pictures
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Jan 23, 2018 Jean Sibelius
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Kullervo, Op. 7 by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paavo Berglund (1929-2012). The Helsinki University Men's Choir led by chorus master Ensti Pohjola. Solo parts by Raili Kostia, mezzo-soprano and Usko Viitanen, baritone. Recorded at the Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, United Kingdom in 1971. This was the premier recording of this work, which went nearly 70 years without a complete performance. Transfer from the original Angel stereo LP SB-3778 by...
Topics: Kullervo, Sibelius, Bournemouth, Berglund
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Jan 22, 2018 Bela Bartok
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Violin Concerto No. 2 by Bela Bartok (1881-1945). Isaac Stern (1920-2001), violin with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). Recorded on January 26th, 1958 at Columbia's 30th St. Studio in New York City. Transfer from the original Columbia Masterworks stereo LP MS 6002 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bartok, violin, Stern, Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Columbia
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Jan 21, 2018 Erroll Garner
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Best of Garner. Erroll Garner, piano. A compilation disc of works by this fine jazz pianist. No information is given on when and where these tracks were recorded. Issued in 1963. A little note if you are a Michigan native: a tiny tag in the upper corner on the back of the record jacket indicates that it was purchased at the Hudson's store in downtown Detroit. Transfer from the original mono Mercury LP MG 20803 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Garner, piano, jazz, Mercury
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Jan 20, 2018 Richard Tucker
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Richard Tucker Sings Puccini. Richard Tucker (1913-1975), tenor with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fausto Cleva (1902-1971). Recorded in 1959. Transfer from the original Columbia Masterworks stereo LP MS 6094 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Puccini, Tucker, Cleva, Columbia
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Jan 17, 2018 Lionel Hampton
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Spotlight on Lionel Hampton & His Big Orchestra. Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra. No information is provided on the album jacket as to the orchestra members or the origin of these tracks. All I can tell is this: (1) recordings date from 1942 or after, (2) sounds like live performances, (3) recording quality is poor, (4) it sounds like these tracks were sourced from 78's (lots of surface noise), (5) the recordings were subjected to the dreaded "rechanneled for stereo". Not the...
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Jan 16, 2018 Lionel Hampton
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Lionel Hampton and His Jazz Giants 77. Lionel Hampton (vibes, drums and vocals), Cat Anderson (trumpet), Eddie Chamblee (tenor and alto sax), Paul Moen (tenor sax), Milt Buckner (organ), Billy Mackel (guitar), Barry Smith (bass), Frankie Dunlap (drums - except cuts 1 and 4). Recorded in Toulouse, France at the Condorcet Studio May 15, 1977. Transfer from the original Classic Jazz stereo LP 136 (Black and Blue 33107 for France) by Bob Varney.  
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Jan 15, 2018 Joseph Haydn
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Symphony No, 55 in E flat major (Schoolmaster) by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra conducted by Sir Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). A live performance recorded at the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk, England on June 19th, 1956. Transfer from the original London mono LP LL 1640 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Haydn, Symphony, Schoolmaster, Britten
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Jan 14, 2018 Joseph Haydn
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Symphony No. 45 in F Sharp Minor "Farewell" by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra conducted by Sir Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Recorded from a live performance at the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk, England on June 19th, 1956. Transfer from the original London mono LP LL 1640 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Haydn, symphony, farewell, Britten, Aldeburgh
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Jan 13, 2018 Charles Ives
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Ives Plays Ives. Record four from the five record set "Charles Ives the 100th Anniversary" issued by Columbia Masterworks in 1974. These solo piano recordings were made in London and New York City in 1933, 1938 and 1943. The quality of the recordings varies considerably. Some of these pieces were being recorded (and issued here) for the first time. Transfer from the Columbia Masterworks stereo set M4 32504 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ives, piano, Columbia
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Jan 7, 2018 Charles Ives
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The Things Our Fathers Loved. A collection of 25 songs by Charles Ives from record III of the Charles Ives 100th Anniversary set of five records issued by Columbia Masterworks in 1974. Many are recorded here for the first time. Helen Boatwright, soprano and John Kirkpatrick, piano. Transfer from the original Columbia Masterworks stereo set M4 32504 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ives, Anniversary, Songs, Boatwright, Kirkpatrick
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Dec 27, 2017 Charles Ives
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Four works for chorus by Charles Ives (1874-1954). All four come from record II of the five-record set Charles Ives the 100th Anniversary issued by Columbia Masterworks in 1974. The Gregg Smith Singers with the Ithaca College Concert Choir. The American Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Recorded October 18, 1967 at the Manhattan Center in New York City. Transfer from the original Columbia Masterworks set M4 32504 by Bob Varney.
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Dec 24, 2017 Charles Ives
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The Celestial Country by Charles Ives. The Gregg Smith Singers with the Columbia Chamber Orchestra; Gregg Smith, Conductor. From the five-record set "Charles Ives the 100th Anniversary" issued by Columbia Masterworks in 1974. Ives composed this lovely work beginning in 1897 when he was 23 years old. It premiered in 1902 at the Central Presbyterian Church in NYC. This recording was made at Columbia University's St. Paul's Chapel in NYC in March, 1972. Transfer from the original...
Topics: Ives, Smith, Columbia, Celestial
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Dec 21, 2017 Charles Ives
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The Many Faces of Charles Ives - Record One from the five-record set "Charles Ives the 100th Anniversary" issued by Columbia Masterworks in 1974. Transfer from the original Columbia Masterworks set M4 32504 by Bob Varney. Artists: Track 1: The New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Track 2: The New York String Quartet; Alvin Brahm, bass. Track 3: Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gunther Schuller. Track 4: Columbia Chamber Orchestra, Gregg Smith conducting. The Gregg Smith...
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Dec 18, 2017 Charles Ives
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Piano Sonata No. 1 (1902-1910) by Charles Ives (1874-1954). William Masselos (1920-1992), piano. Ives' sonata did not get a full performance in public until 1949 and Mr. Masselos was the artist. He is heard here in his 1967 recording of the work, his second. Transfer from the original stereo RCA Victor Red Seal LP LSC-2941 by Bob Varney.
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Dec 15, 2017 Georges Bizet
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Overture, Patrie by Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Andre Cluytens conducting the Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Francaise. Recorded in 1954 in the Theatre des Champs Elysees, Paris. Bizet composed this work in 1873 as a reflection on the Franco-Prussian War from a few years earlier. Transferred from the original Angel mono LP 35119 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Bizet, Patrie, Cluytens
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Dec 14, 2017 Georges Bizet
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Symphony in C Major by Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Andre Cluytens conducting the Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Francaise. Recorded in 1954 in the Theatre des Champs Elysees, Paris. Bizet composed this work in 1855 as a student assignment project when he was only 17 years old. He never pursued its publication. The manuscript was not discovered until 1933. Transferred from the original Angel mono LP 35119 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Bizet, Cluytens, Symphony
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Sep 8, 2017 Mozart
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Blonda's Aria from the opera Il Seraglio by Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791). Lily Pons (1898-1976), soprano with the orchestra conducted by G. Cloez. Transfer from the original Decca Personality Series 78 XXP 6925 by Bob Varney. Recorded circa 1932.
Topics: Seraglio, Mozart, Pons, 78, Opera
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Sep 7, 2017 Giuseppi Verdi
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Gilda's Aria from the opera Rigoletto by Giuseppi Verdi (1813-1901). Lily Pons (1898-1976), soprano with the orchestra conducted by G. Cloez. Transfer from the original Decca Personality Series 78 XXP 6832 by Bob Varney. Recorded circa 1932.
Topics: Pons, Verdi, Rigoletto, 78
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Aug 29, 2017 Tchaikovsky
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Romeo & Juliet Overture - Fantasy by Tchaikovsky. Originally composed in 1870, a final third version premiered in 1886 after revisions. Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957)  leading the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded April 8, 1946 in Carnegie Hall, New York City. Transfer from the original RCA Victor 78 set DM-1178 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tchaikovsky, Romeo, Juliet, Toscanini, 78
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Aug 23, 2017 Tchaikovsky
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Sleeping Beauty Ballet (Orchestral Suite) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Leopold Stokowski conducting his Symphony Orchestra. Recorded December 11-14, 1947 at the Manhattan Center in New York City. Transfer from the original six-record RCA Victor Red Seal 78 set DM 1205 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty, Ballet, Stokowski, 78
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Aug 9, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 (1960) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. In five interconnected movements: Largo Allegro molto Allegretto Largo Largo Released in 1976, Shostakovich assisted in the production of this recording before his death in 1975. The Fitzwilliams went on to provide the first complete recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won...
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Aug 9, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 (1974) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. In six movements linked together: Elegy :   Adagio   – Serenade :   Adagio   – Intermezzo :   Adagio   – Nocturne :   Adagio   – Funeral March :   Adagio molto   – Epilogue :   Adagio Released in 1976, Shostakovich assisted in the production of this recording before his...
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Aug 6, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 118 (1964) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. This was the first recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original 1979 L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 30 by Bob Varney.
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Aug 5, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 117 (1964) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Five movements performed without pause: Moderato con moto, Adagio, Allegretto, Adagio, Allegro. This recording was released in 1979. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original...
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Aug 3, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 142 (1972-73) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1975, this was the first recording in what would become the first complete recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo...
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Aug 2, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 (1970) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1975, this was the first recording in what would become the first complete recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP...
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Aug 1, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108 (1960) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1975, this was the first recording in what would become the first complete recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP...
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Jul 27, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 6 in G major, Op. 107 (1956) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1978. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 29 by...
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Jul 26, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 92 (1952) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. In three movements played continuously: Allegro non troppo - Andante - Moderato.  Released in 1978. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the...
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Jul 24, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 12 in D flat major, Op. 133 (1968) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1977. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO...
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Jul 23, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83 (1949) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1977. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 23 by...
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Jul 20, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 (1946) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1978. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 28 by...
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Jul 18, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122 (1966) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1978. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 28 by...
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Jul 15, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68 (1944) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Recorded in December 1977 and released in 1979. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original...
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